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you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news early morning news. and we are tracking hurricane matthew's advances through the bahamas this morning, towards the u-s. traffic changes. construction on marion's 7th avenue roundabout is keeping drivers on their toes -- so long as they're not attached to lead feet. indescribable pain. after a year of missed medications, a washington county man is now able to cope with a chronic pain condition. good thursday morning! it's 5 o'clock on october 6th. here's a live look at the city cam. first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... plan on another warm day with a chance of thunderstorms. the bulk of these storms will be found in the late afternoon and evening hours, with heavy rainfall the primary
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may also contain some gusty wind. this is not a situation where repeated rounds of rain are likely, but, some areas may receive over 1" of rainfall with this front tonight. plan on jacket weather to return in 24 hours as highs struggle to get back to 60 on friday. a gorgeous, seasonable weekend continues to look likely with highs mainly in the 60s and lows in the 40s. frost will be have a great day!today: showers and storms likely, mainly in the late afternoon and evening. wind: se 5-15. high: 76 tonight: showers and storms likely. wind: s 10-20. low: 52 tomorrow: gradual clearing. cooler and windy. wind: nw 15-25. high: 61 tom. night: mostly clear. wind: nw 5-10. low: 41 thanks kaj. forecasters say hurricane
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this morning, the hurricane is expected to strengthen as it approaches florida, where about 2 million people are told that they should evacuate. but before they head north to get away, many are boarding up their homes. the u-s national hurricane center in miami says matthew is still a category 3 storm with top sustained winds of 115 mph. but it's expected to intensify over the next day or so, once again becoming a dangerous "when you look at this storm as it goes along the east coast, we're going to have to prepare every county. so it could the biggest evacuation ever. " at least 16 people have died in several caribbean countries as it nears the bahamas and united states. for a look at this situation, we're now bringing in meteorologist kaj o'mara. kaj, what's the current
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last year has received a 10 year sentence. that's the maximum sentence 40-year-old randy metcalf could received for committing a federal hate crime. evidence shows he used racial slurs and stomped on and kicked the man's head at a dubuque bar in january of last year. som away from the victim. but he went back later and continued to kick and stomp on the man's head. metcalf also was displaying a swastika tattoo and bragging about having burned crosses. a washington county man wants to let more people know about the realities of chronic pain. howard techau lives with trigeminal neuralgia , or t-n. medical experts say a distruption in one of the core brain nerves triggers the disease. techau says side effects of t-n include sharp shooting
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can't go outside in the sunlight or even listen to music. " 25:20, "had a hard time with talking, brushing my teeth, eating without going into severe flair " techau is encouraging everyone to wear teal this friday to observe international t-n awareness day. people in 13 rural counties here in iowa will only have 1 option for a health insurance provider if they want to buy subsidized plans under the affordable care act. insurer that's agreed to sell individual policies in all 99 counties. this map includes the 13 counties that will only have medica. 8 of those are in the southeast corner... iowa, jefferson, keokuk, lee, louisa, mahaska, van buren and wapello counties. to compare, aetna, wellmark and medica have agreed to sell policies to people living in the cedar rapids, des moines and quad cities areas. 55,000 iowans bought individual insurance policies for 2016 through the affordable care act. most had
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credits. hitting the trails or the sidewalk for 30 minutes was an effort some iowans made to try and improve the health of the state. it was a part of the healthiest state walk, which is an effort to make iowa a healthier place to live and work. a small group in marion took off for a brisk 30 minute walk around the downtown area yesterday this group actually started walking together last spring. they do it at noon every wednesday as part of the "blue zones" effort. they decided to close out part in the statewide effort. " it's neat to see people come together as strangers and do an activity like this and leave as friends and we've had weeks with 15-20 people and we've had weeks with four or five " organizers across the state believe walks took place in all of iowa's 99 counties on wednesday. cedar rapids firefighters will be wearing pink all this month. it's all part of an initiative to support breast cancer survivors.. the back of the shirts say,
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the only thing that should be checked once a month." this is the 5th year the department has worn pink. "we like to show support within the community for the things that they're going through. uhm, we hope that by wearing the shirts it will be an important reminder for women to take the preventative measures uh for early detection." anyone can buy the shirts from the cedar rapids central fire station all month long. all proceeds will go to the "especially for you" race ag happens this sunday. drivers on 7th avenue in marion will have to be extra careful because some construction work has changed a traffic pattern on the city's busiest stretch. it affects traffic on marion's central corridor project between 26th and 31st streets. drivers heading west on 7th avenue will stay on the regular street next to the construction. but drivers going east have to use a portion of a new roundabout. and they shouldn't get too comfortable
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about a week and a half as the construction continues. the linn county sheriff's office has released the name of the man who died when his pick-up hit a train south of alburnett. he was scott blackford of marion. he was 44. the crash happened sunday afternoon where arabian road meets the canadian national railroad tracks. the sheriff's office says blackford's pick-up drove into the path of the train and caught fire. blackford died at the scene. the crash is still under investigation. the state regents will be looking into whether university and others have been using school equipment and travel for personal business. the board's conducting the review after questions arose about i-s-u president steven leath's use of 2 university airplanes. leath has said he flew one of them for both personal and official business. when returning from a trip last year, he damaged that aircraft in a crash landing. grant county in southwest wisconsin could get a new building that would house the sheriff's office, jail and other county services. it would go up next to the orchard manor nursing
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supervisors approved issuing up to $30 million dollars over several years for the new building. they still have to approve design plans and construction contracts before work can begin. people buying stuff for the holidays will more often turn to online orders. that means thousands of seasonal jobs for delivery companies and hundreds more in
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chance of thunderstorms. the bulk of these storms will be found in the late afternoon and evening hours, with heavy rainfall the primary concern. a few storms may situation where repeated rounds of rain are likely, but, some areas may receive over 1" of rainfall with this front tonight. plan on jacket weather to return in 24 hours as
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gorgeous, seasonable weekend continues to look likely with highs mainly in the 60s and lows in the 40s. frost will be put off for at least another week to 10 days around the area. have a great day! today: showers and storms likely, mainly in the late afternoon and evening. wind: se 5-15. high: 76 tonight: showers and storms likely. wind: s 10-20. low: 52 tomorrow: gradual clearing. cooler and windy. wind: nw 15-25. high: 61 tom. night: mostly clear. wind: nw 5-10.
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a national retail trade group expects americans will be spending a lot of money i the national retail trade federation projects online sales will increase another 7 to 10% this year. that's one reason delivery companies like u-p-s will add more seasonal jobs this year. nationwide, u-p-s will add 95,000 temporary jobs. at a processing location for the cedar rapids area, that means an additional 300 workers. and the biggest push starts next month. "we'll be putting people on october/november like i
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through christmas, and it goes two weeks beyond christmas because of returns." the u-s postal service is also adding 600 jobs in the iowa district. and about 30 of those will help out in cedar rapids. as black friday sales creep farther into thanksgiving day, the largest mall in the country has decided to close its doors on thanksgiving. officials expect 400,000 people to shop at minnesota's mall of america on black friday weekend. this the mall decided chance to spend the holiday with family. business owners, employees, and even patrons are praising the decision. the mall will however have security in place for any stores who might want to open on thanksgiving, but officials are expecting most stores will opt to close. tonight you can see high school volleyball on kcrg 9.2 williamsburg is at center point urbana our coverage starts at 7:30. you can also see it live on kcrg.com. the treasury department is
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tax for producers. how agriculture groups and lawmakers are fighting against it in today's agribusiness report. but right now, here's a look at today's opening farm markets. good morning!
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department is proposing a new rule sharply increasing the estate tax for producers. it wants to hike the value of producers farm and ranch assets by reducing discounts for certain ownership.. 41 senate republicans and key farm groups... including the national cattlemen's beef association.. want them to abandon the rule.. saying it will discourage families from passing on the farm to future
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gift taxes by 30 percent or more on family owned businesses. so it would result in fewer family businesses surviving from one generation to the next" beck says.. they.. and other business groups sent a letter with 37 hundred signatures.. that's the most she's ever seen. adding it's important to them to head of a change to the tax before president obama leaves office. ---- net income for the agriculture cooperatives increased by 14 percent last year according to the u-s department of agriculture.. in its annual report on fishery coops posted a record net income of seven billion dollars in 2015.. ag secretary tom vilsack says the report shows that cooperative business models perform strongly.. again this year.. iowa has more top 100 profitable co-ops than any other state.. at a count of 15.. minnesota-based c-h-s incorporated is still the nation's largest coop with 34 point seven billion
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agriculture announced farmer payments.. tuesday.. because of a market downturn.. the u-s-d-a says many of the one point seven million farmers enrolled will receive payments.. to the tune of about seven billion dollars.. between the price loss coverage and agriculture risk coverage programs..... and the u-s-d-a says that's more than 10 percent of the projected 2016 net farm income.. ag secretary vilsack says the payments give reassurance to farmers standing strong against low commodity prices.. the 2014 farm bill t nets to only give financial assistance at decreases in revenues or crop prices happen. ---- with markets trying to find a balance.. cattle may have finally reached a low.. "the big thing we have in the market is trying to stabilize a bit. moving higher throughout the week, but just minorly with the harvest not really that.." "aggressive just right on the crust of really really getting aggressive. today, the wheat market has upped sharply and that's
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in fact wheat and corn are at the same price. very unusual so wheat's up pulling corn up." "the cattle market trying to put in a minor bottom. we did have a spike bottom in the cattle on monday, that typically signals some kind of an intermediate bottom. so here we are again at some levels that we can put in the intermediate or a major bottom" "the hog market ist of the meat complex. just continues to torpedo into contract lows. supply's just too big, the last two weeks had supplies up eight percent over a year ag. just have too many hogs coming at us with too little of demand. so we have to reach a level where we can clear those supplies. packer and retailer's making record margins here so that's the plus." ---- and that's all the time i have for the show today.. thanks for tuning in i hope to see you again tomorrow. ---- we'll post a video every day in the agriculture
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geiger with the agribusiness report. trt 3.42 oc: standard quinoa, kale and goji berries. these are all examples of superfoods that some people may not find too appetizing. but as we learn in today's health minute, you don't always have to sacrifice superfoods' health benefits for taste.
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thunderstorms. the bulk of these storms will be found in the late afternoon an heavy rainfall the primary concern. a few storms may also contain some gusty wind. this is not a situation where repeated rounds of rain are likely, but, some areas may receive
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front tonight. plan on jacket weather to return in 24 hours as highs struggle to get back to 60 on friday. a gorgeous, seasonable weekend continues to look likely with highs mainly in the 60s and lows in the 40s. frost will be put off for at least another have a great day!today: showers and storms likely, mainly in the late afternoon and evening. wind: se 5-15. high: 76 tonight: showers and storms likely. wind: s 10-20. low: 52 tomorrow: gradual clearing. cooler and windy. wind: nw 15-25. high: 61 tom. night: mostly clear. wind: nw 5-10. low: 41 most people have heard of the
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superfoods. but you should know you can still get the positive health of expensive superfoods with these alternatives. seth kovar explains in today's health minute. quinoa or kale not your thing? fear not! according to com nutritionists, there are plenty of healthy alternatives to so-called superfoods. for example, cabbage is a great choice if you're looking for something similar to cauliflower. both vegetables are known to boost immune systems, act as natural detoxifiers, and guard against cancer and heart disease. along the same lines, go with cranberries if you want an alternative to goji berries. if you're in that camp, you aren't alone. many people have found goji berries to be too bitter. but researchers don't get bitter at all when they talk about cranberries. one study published
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antioxidant that boosts cells' immune response to cold and flu. plus, studies have shown they're effective in preventing urinary tract infections. and it doesn't end there. research has shown that chickpeas have similar benefits to quinoa. and if you're over chia seeds, experts say sesame seeds boost blood levels of antioxidants, plus fight bad l-d-l cholesterol for people with high levels. so if you're looking to branch out a bit, the options - as well as the benefits - seem plentiful. for today's health minute, i'm seth kovar. trt oc thousands along the east coast that are preparing for a hurricane. hurricane matthew may pick up in intensity as it approaches florida over the next few days. stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg-tv9. it's ---. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now,
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powerful winds and rain are heading towards florida. a category 3 hurricane is leaving a path of destruction in its wake. homes in eastern iowa are safe from flooding, but health officials are warning about mold that could develop after high waters. from sandbags to handbags--a group of mt. mercy university students are trying to make use of the thousands of leftover sandbags from flooding. good thursday morning! its look at . first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first
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chance of thunderstorms. the bulk of these storms will be found in the late afternoon and evening hours, with heavy rainfall the primary concern. a few storms may also contain some gusty wind. this is not a situation where repeated rounds of rain are likely, but, some areas may receive over 1" to return in 24 hours as highs struggle to get back to 60 on friday. a gorgeous, seasonable weekend continues to look likely with highs mainly in the 60s and lows in the 40s. frost will be put off for at least another week to 10 days around the area. have a great day!today: showers and storms likely, mainly in the late afternoon and evening. wind: se 5-15. high: 76 tonight: showers and storms likely. wind: s 10-20. low: 52 tomorrow: gradual clearing. cooler and windy. wind: nw 15-25. high: 61 tom. night: mostly clear. wind: nw 5-10. low: 41
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toward the u-s and now millions of americans in the southeast are now being told to get ready for the possibility of a direct hit. abc's maggie rulli reports that this could be the biggest mass evacuation ever. this morning - florida is preparing... for this. nats of wind rain crazy weather .... hurricane matthew - possibly the worst storm to hit the sunshine state in decades. it's already ripped through the caribbean... nats slamming into haiti.... sot - i've los water took it... leveling towns in cuba... as it makes its way through the bahamas... matthew heads to the u.s. - the already fatal storm is strengthenin g over open water... with winds whipping at more than 120 miles an hour florida, georgia, and the carolinas have already declared states of emergency. and residents are being forced to choose - evacuate... or stock up. more than a million are being asked to leave their homes in florida... soundbite rick scott, florida governor:"get out now. it could be the decision between life and death." south carolina is expected to
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there has been bumper to bumper as residents flee chief greg mullen / charleston police dept. we want you to evacuate. we do not want you to stay. those who do stay - are scrambling for supplies, food and bottled water mos : i've already been to three gas stations that have shut down because they're out of gas. mos: : been waiting 30-40 minutes - just getting some plywood.mos: we wanted to get batteries, but they're out of batteries." the president? warning residents to prepare for the worst president obama: if you get an evacuation order just remember you can rebuild, you can always repair property. you cannot restore a life if it is lost for a closer look at hurricane matthew we bringing in meteorologis t kaj o'mara.
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preparing for the heavy wind and rain hurricane matthew could bring. often empty and people are lining up for blocks to fill up at local gas stations. norwalk native lindsey bembli lives near
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are busy preparing for the heavy wind d they say store shelves are often empty and people are lining up for blocks to fill up at local gas stations. norwalk native lindsey bembli lives near st. augustine, where the storm is expected to hit this afternoon. she says right now she is not planning to evacuate, but is keeping a close eye on the news just in case. " i have never been through a real hurricane. we have seen a couple tropical depressions, but this one is a pretty big storm. it's supposed to come back up to a category 4. so i am a little nervous about that. "
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destruction to south florida since hurricane andrew in 19-92. the flood waters that creeped into homes and businesses is out -- but mold could linger.. as kcrg tv9's samantha myers tells us, some standing water can lead to mold and other health problems can quickly follow. linn county public health is remi precautions when being around mold. it only takes a small amount of moisture and 24 to 48 hours for mold to start growing. ruby perin a supervisor with linn county public health says the best way to
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"13:44:53;03 the best way to determine if you have mold is to do a visual inspection. if you see signs of water, you have streaking of water and you visually see some kind of organic growth or discoloration then you should mold removal and cleaning are important. exposure to mold can lead to asthma attacks... ...allergic reactions and eye and skin irritation. it can also cause infections in people with weakened immune systems. even dead mold spores may cause allergic reactions in some people. while families are working to remove what's left of the flood waters, the sandbags are still here, thousands of them. a group f decided to turn some of those bags into reusable handbags. the students are doing it for a school project. they've partnered with nonprofit groups which will take care of the stitching and the logo printing. the hope is to save some of the bags from the landfill and give people a piece of history from the flood. the students plan to create several thousand handbags by christmas from the more than 250,000 flood sandbags that
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" our goal is to get at least one percent of those bags turned into reusable bags. it would be about 2500 is the goal we would like to see." it'll take some work to get sandbags ready for handbag manufacturin g. so mount mercy is asking for your help this saturday. volunteers are needed to empty and prep the bags at newbo city market from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. vermont senator bernie was in des moines, encouraging younger adults to vote for hillary clinton. millennials were born between 1980 and 2000. and polls show many of them plan to vote for a third party candidate. yesterday at drake university, sanders dismissed recently leaked audio of clinton criticizing his campaign last february. sanders also slammed republican nominee donald trump over his income tax records. sanders has spent the last two days campaigning for clinton in minnesota and wisconsin, where he beat clinton in the
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to hillary clinton. while the east coast prepares for a hurricane, travel plans to that part of the country are changing. airlines, hotels, and other services are making exceptions for those who had plans to
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these storms will be found in the late afternoon and evening hours, with heavy rainfall the primary concern. a few storms may also contain some gusty
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situation where repeated rounds of rain are likely, but, some areas may receive over 1" of rainfall with this front tonight. plan on jacket weather to return in 24 hours as highs struggle to get back to 60 on friday. a rg continues to look likely with highs mainly in the 60s and lows in the 40s. frost will be put off for at least another week to 10 days around the area. have a great day! today: showers and storms likely, mainly in the late afternoon and evening.
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high: 76 tonight: showers and storms likely. wind: s 10-20. low: 52 tomorrow: gradual clearing. cooler and windy. wind: nw 15-25. high: 61 tom. night: mostly clear. wind: nw 5-10. low: 41
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a plan had to be evacuated. officials say a smoking samsung phone caused everyone to get off the plane
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news source, kcrg tv-nine. it's
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hurricane matthew is causing trouble for travelers all over the east coast. airlines are preparing to cancel flights from florida
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carolinas. most airlines are allowing passengers to change flights without penalty. as for hotels, many rooms can be canceled up to 24 hours in advance without penalty. car rentals typically don't have cancellation penalties. a southwest airlines flight was evacuated after a samsung phone filled the cabin with smoke. the flight was preparing to push back from the gate at louisville international airport yesterday when the captain requested emergency equipment. the damage to the phone was so severe that the exact samsung officials will travel to louisville to examine the phone. payroll processor a- d-p reported that u-s businesses added just 154,000 jobs in september. that's the slowest hiring pace since april. the report also found that manufacturer s cut jobs for the 8th straight month and professional and business services added the fewest jobs in 5 months. shares of yum brands, the parent company of k- f-c, taco bell and pizza hut fell after reporting a quarterly profit and sales that
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partially because of slowing sales in china. globally k-f-c saw its same- store sales rise 4% and taco bell sales were up 3%. but pizza hut saw a 1% decline. total sales were about $200 million dollars short of what was expected. it's here's a live look at on our city cam.
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these storms will be found in the late afternoon and evening hours, with heavy rainfall the primary contain some gusty wind. this is not a situation where repeated rounds of rain are likely, but, some areas may receive over 1" of rainfall with this front tonight. plan on jacket weather to return in 24 hours as highs struggle to get back to 60 on friday. a gorgeous,
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look likely with highs mainly in the 60s and lows in the 40s. frost will be put off for at least another week to 10 days around the area. have a great day!today: showers and storms likely, mainly in the late afternoon and evening. wind: se 5-15. high: 76 tonight: showers and storms likely. cooler and windy. wind: nw 15-25. high: 61 tom. night: mostly clear. wind: nw 5-10. low: 41 thanks kaj.
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coach kirk ferentz as the hawks get ready for the gophers. talk to the players they said they had a pretty spirited practice the last couple of days. i think the guys come out to good attitude and it was a hard weekend anytime you lose a game it just lingers with you so i was great to get on the field monday morning and that's al thing after a loss is getting back with the players and having a chance to work forward and maybe find some solutions and see if we can make some improvement you said you don't think it's a talent problem right now to execution problem. i think the guys are working hard putting the effort into it and got a good attitude we just have to tighten some things down work on our execution so that never comes easy and its easier to talk about and it's never perfect even last year at
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work on anytime you lose those thing get magnified. everybody has good and bad games a tough game for cole croston how do you work with that and how do you get him over that ? first is no fun coached for quite a while now watch watch players go through that when i played it was every game for me so i was easy but you watch a good player have a tough day and it just happens sometime so you flush it down you go back to your fundamentals and go back and study the tape both both good and bad and i think the biggest thing is you look back at your good film and say ok here's what i was doing a little bit differently at minnesota obviously they like to run the football so that is a point of emphasis. very big team on offense of big physical their line is 320 or whatever it is across and then on the backs run really really hard the tight end is 6"10 and the quarterback is big they are really well coached and those backs run really hard we are going to have to play great team defense and play with grit. they are passing the ball better than havie in the past that makes them double tough. they
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height as well very impressive group of offensive of players. it was media day for the iowa basketball team and the hawkeyes will have to rely on some young guns this season. josh has more from iowa city. 392, that's the number of starts the iowa men's basketball team loses with the graduation of mike gesell, anthony clemmons, adam woodbury and jarrod uthoff. this year, the hawkeyes return just 33 career starts, peter jok had 32 of them. that means on several freshman to play significant minutes. "i think we're handling it well. the young guys have adjusted to the fact that we need guys to step and play not like freshman. we need guys that can come in and be killers right away." "we have to figure out where we're going with our top five, but more importantly, our top 10. i think we have a very deep team. we have a lot of different position guys that can play more than one place." some of the freshman that could
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basketball jordan bohannon and dubuque wahlert grad cordell pemsl. "i've gotten a lot stronger since i was in high school. they see me playing a 4 or 5 position. so tyler, ahmad and i have been trying to get into the weight room, get each other to push each other." "i knew this is where i wanted to go because i had an opportunity to play right away. whether that's five minutes a game or 30 minutes a game, i'm just ready whenever they call my name." in iowa city, josh christensen, tv9 sports college volleyball tonight iow kansas 3-1. kirkwood hosted southwestern and the eagles got off to a quick start former xavier standout madsy richards with the kill.. and kirkwood has some players who can really hammer the ball.. this time it is alex miner with the fast ball.. and the eagles dominated at the net.. morgan grimm with the block and sometimes it just helps to be tall guttenberg native erica armstrong puts it away and kirkwood raises their record to 21-6 with the 3-0
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starting off with a live look at . it's thursday, october 6th. here's what you need to know today. hurricane matthew is on course to hit florida within the next few days. millions prepare for the worst and the governor says it could be the g evacuation ever. some iowa natives living on the east coast are getting ready for the hurricane. one woman says this is something she's never experienced. linn county health officials are telling people to look out for mold if their home was flooded. the fungus can grow quickly after water damage. leftover sandbags are fulfilling a new purpose. some mount mercy students are trying to turn them into handbags. drivers heading east on 7th avenue in marion will be using the new roundabout at 26th street. while people going

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